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KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

This is a copy — obtained by the Journal-World — of the letter Kansas University sent to the NCAA regarding the eligibility case concerning KU freshman Cheick Diallo

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Ben Kane 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

wow is right. kudos to KU for again doing things the right way but the time has come for him to be cleared.

Brett McCabe 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

As one alum, I say play him, regardless of what the NCAA says. I'l support the KUAD as it deals with the fallout, if any. Playing him will get tons of press and will fully force the NCAA's hand.

Brett McCabe 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

Need to add that I was critical of KUBB for recruiting an ineligible athlete. I was dead wrong. It's clear from this letter that KU had done tons of due diligence.

Michael Napier 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

Same thing by me. While I think there needs to be a 'cleared for recruitment' status by the NCAA, that is most likely a pipe-dream.
This will end 1 of 2 ways... either the NCAA will clear him ASAP, or Self and AD SZ will both be fined for their public statements and this will drag out quite a while. I can't see how the second would do anything but ensure the power 5 leave the NCAA.

Clarence Haynes 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

Based on this correspondence, there has been little if any transparency whatsoever! NCAA should not only clear Cheick but also reimburse KU for the majority of its expenses.

Joe Ross 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

Kansas should sue the NCAA to recover the money they've had to spend gathering the necessary information for Diallo's eligibility processing, since they basically had to assume the NCAA's job. Additionally, I would sue for punitive damages due to the mishandling of the case on the grounds that it unquestionably hurt the growth of one of the players on the team and the development of the team overall. Sue in federal court and make a spectacle of the case, with the hope that a favorable ruling would establish a precedent which circumscribes the NCAAs behavior in specific cases like this and their conduct in initial eligibility cases more generally. In fact, now might be as good a time as any to discuss whether or not the NCAA should be involved in this process at all.

In addition, Cheick could use the defenses outlined in the letter to build his own case to sue the NCAA for monetary damages.

Jeremy Wilhelm 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

It would be a huge undertaking to do what you're suggesting, but change is needed and I expect what you're suggesting to be the only way it will come (unfortunately).

Aaron Paisley 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

KU shouldn't sue the NCAA on their own. All that would do is raise taxes in the state because that would be a very expensive case for a single institution to undertake.

The better, and more damaging to the NCAA route is to round up other schools who have had similar issues getting a player cleared and go the class action suit route. It lessens the burden on each individual institution and it really would be much more damaging to the NCAA than just a single institution filing suit. Off the top of my head, Miami, UNC, Syracuse, and Memphis all have legitimate claims of the NCAA either dragging their feet on an investigation or not giving a school accurate or timely information in regards to an NCAA investigation.

You start getting some of these high profile universities with name recognition going in on a class action suit against the NCAA, one of two things will happen. Eother the NCAA will get cleaned up, or there will be a new governing body overseeing college athletics.

Bryce Landon 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

Problem is, how do we know that such a governing body won't be as petty as the NCAA? It'd be exchanging one dictator for another.

Joe Ross 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

It seems like I rarely agree with you anymore, if ever. But to your point, Ive wondered something similar myself. If this were Calipari or Coach Konsonants, would this have dragged on so long? I doubt it.

Thomas Michaud 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

One thing the letter should have concluded with was something like:

"We expect a response to this matter before November 20th at 5:00pm. Any lack of response after this time will be taken as the matter being resolved and the case of Cheick Diallo being closed and cleared to play immediately."

Adam James 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

I can't believe there is no decision from the NCAA since this has been made public on Saturday. What could possibly be the hold up after the release of this letter and comments from coach Self?

Aaron Paisley 2 years, 9 months ago on KU's letter to the NCAA regarding Cheick Diallo

It's a holiday week and I'm sure a lot people are off for the full week so who knows if Oliver Luck or Mark Emmert have even seen the letter yet. The long this goes, the worse the NCAA looks at this point.

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